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Township Law E-Letters

Fahey Schultz Burzych Rhodes, PLC is Michigan's township law professional. We're dedicated to helping you stay up to date with the legal news that impacts your municipality.

Common Public Road Issues

October 2019 | Township Law E-Letters

Public roads present unique challenges to townships and not just for basic transportation. This E-letter will address the historical develop... Read More ›

Managing Social Media in the Workplace and Change in Overtime Rules for 2019

September 2019 | Township Law E-Letters

Where employees used to huddle around the breakroom watercooler, they now huddle around their smartphones. Recent studies report that 69% of... Read More ›

Township Law Legal Update: Recent Decisions Impacting Zoning and Planning (Part II)

August 2019 | Township Law E-Letters

Further exploring the topic of recent zoning and planning decisions discussed in our June 2019 E-Letter (available here), the Michigan Court... Read More ›

Township Law Q&A

Each month we tackle questions from township officials regarding legal topics that impact your municipality.

Does the Township have to submit its ordinance to the Marihuana Regulatory Agency to prohibit or allow adult-use marihuana establishments?

October 2019 | Township Law Q&A

  No. The Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act, Initiated Law 1 of 2018, provides township the ability to completely proh... Read More ›

Would improvements to a park for landscaping that exceed $15,000.00 require a licensed architect or licensed professional engineer for plan preparation and direct supervision during construction?

September 2019 | Township Law Q&A

Maybe. MCL 339.2011 governs the construction of public works and imposes the requirement for certain projects to require a licensed engineer... Read More ›

May a Township establish a set of rules for public comment?

August 2019 | Township Law Q&A

Yes. The Michigan Open Meetings Act provides in MCL 15.263(5) that a person shall be permitted to address a public body “under rules e... Read More ›

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Each month we tally up feedback on a different topic from township officials around the state to help us better serve your legal needs!

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